High Peaks Loop

2 reviews #1 hike out of 17 in
5.9 mi
Distance
2 hrs 44 min
Time
terrain
1,282 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult loop trail to High Peaks in Pinnacles National Park.

This trail goes by Monolith, Teaching Rock, Condor Gulch Overloook, and Bear Creek Picnic Area.



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    3 months, 1 week ago
    Had to get there early to find parking. This was mid November and temps were at a high of 80. This area is hot and you will definitely need a lot of water. My preference would be to go counter clockwise so you’ll end up with the shade at the last portion of the loop. Some nice views at the peak. No sight of tarantulas or condors on this trip. The scenery is ok. It wouldn’t be fair to compare it to the more popular national parks. But its quiet and peaceful. Best to go during the winter months or early spring. I would not attempt it during the summer months, unless that’s your thing. The sun is my kryptonite.
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    6 months, 1 week ago
    Lots of Californian Condors. Great hike!
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Josh 4 years, 2 months ago
Pinnacles Bear Gulch, Rim, High Peaks Trails
Connected some trails I haven't taken yet. Started at Bear Gulch, worked through the caves then up across the Rim and High Peaks trails to come down Condor Gulch Trail. No condors today!
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Thijs 3 years, 8 months ago
High Peaks-Condor Gulch Loop 6/17/16 10:23:30 AM
Added Moses Spring-Rim Trail Loop Pinnacles national park. Beautiful views of rock gardens, lucked out on temperature. Caves were closed but looked great
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1Peninsula2 1 year, 7 months ago
Track (7/5/18, 10:06:43AM)
Hiking at pinnacles to hot ....also out of shape big time only 3miles and a 3.6
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